First, thank you all for the loving letters, emails, phone calls, travel to Hawaii, gifts, cards, face book postings, flowers, chocolates, cookies, candy grams and edible arrangements (fruit bouquets). Each one brought smiles and priceless memories to both of us. Thank you for the concern, prayers, and well wishes. They meant a lot to her and they mean a lot to me, now. Thank you.
Three weeks ago Kathy and I were volunteer guides at the Mormon Temple in La'ie, Hawaii. It had been closed 2 years for renovations. Prior to reopening for religious uses, the temple was open to the public and we thought it would be fun to participate as guides. Each tour began on the first floor and ended at the top of the temple in a marriage or 'sealing' room. Mormons believe that a marriage performed in the temple does not end at death, but will endure through all eternity. Kathy and I had the opportunity to stand before several groups that day and tell how 40 years before, we were married to each other forever. On our drive back home we both commented on how special the reminder was. We recommitted our love to each other--forever. Early the next morning Kathy had the "MRI" and diagnosis. After the shock wave passed, she told me how the terrible news was softened by the comfort and sweetness we experienced in the temple the day before.
That was just three weeks ago. Yesterday, was a full day day of visits, laughter and family. Kathy felt well and asked me when I was going to break down and take her to Tahiti. During the night she awoke and asked me to hold her. After some time she said, "I'm going now. I love you forever." She slipped into a comma and passed away peacefully a few hours later.
She loved life and the adventures it brought. She loved her family and rejoiced in their growth and accomplishments. She was loved for being an example, for her kindness, selflessness and compassion. She will be missed.
Walking through life with you Kathy, has been a wonderful and rich journey.
Hawaii Funeral Services will be held on
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010
Viewing 5-7pm; Services 7pm
Hawaii Kai LDS Church Building
219 Lunalilo Home Road
Honolulu, HI 96825
More Info: 602-818-2471
ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US
Utah Funeral Service
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Chapel Service 11:00am
Lunch and visiting to follow for all
Ashley Park LDS Church Building
10312 Ashley Park Dr (2130 E)
Sandy, Utah 84092
ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME